Some of the previews from iTMS are encrypted. I’ve added support for these to VLC. If you don’t have access to iTunes, you can use phpTunes.
playfair has been renamed to hymn (hear your music anywhere) and is back online with the legal backing of FSF India. It has been updated with the latest FairPlay code from VideoLAN.
Picture is Copyright (C) 2004 Per Johan Johansen. All rights reserved.
This VLC fortune seems rather appropriate:
<bozo> you really shouldn’t have touched a computer when you were a little boy
<stef> _it_ came to me
Apple has succeeded in having playfair removed from sarovar.org. The cease and desist notice does not specify which paragraphs of the laws mentioned sarovar.org was supposedly violating. That’s not surprising. When the MPAA’s lawyer contacted me regarding DeCSS four years ago, he failed to specify paragraphs as well. Such is the nature of frivolous charges.
I’m not mirroring playfair for two reasons:
- playfair is licensed under the GPL, but links to mp4v2 which is licensed under the MPL. The MPL is not GPL compatible.
The developer of playfair could easily rectify this by changing the license of his code to MPL. Update: I forgot that playfair also links to mp4ff which is licensed under the GPL. Thus my previous suggestion wouldn’t solve the problem.
- The playfair tarball is 0,5 MB. That’s way too much.
MD5(DeDRMS-0.1.tar.gz) = 934a471f20d6580d5aad759bf0d97ddc
I’m back from Brussels. Very nice city. Next time I will have to take the time to visit Liège, the software reverse engineering capital of the world.
Thanks to Laurence Vandewalle for having invited me and given me the opportunity to speak on a Fair Use panel in the European Parliament together with Yann Ménière, Gwen Hinze (EFF), Laurence Lebersorg (Test-Achat) and Andrea Glorioso.
An anonymous developer has released a M4P decryptor called playfair. It uses the updated FAAD2 DRMS code I posted one week ago.
Note to the developer: Sam Hocevar’s entry is missing in the drms.c copyright header.